Wednesday, July 30, 2008

One month down!

That was not so bad...I think I can do this for another 6 months or so?????

It is wonderful that there have been several referral announcements in the past week. This means a few steps closer for us! The recent referrals were for single infants - and the families had been waiting since Nov and Dec 07 and Jan 08 (yippee, we are in the 2008 referrals), so about 6.5-8.5 months. I think I can manage that wait...ask me that again in a few months :) Congrats to those families! I have added a referral tracker to the left column of my blog, so we can track timelines.

Thank you to all our family and friends that have wished us congratulations and have been supporting us through this journey. This experience is quite different then our domestic adoption; although everyone knew we were adopting, we did not know when (could have been days, months, years, never) and even after we received the call for Sara, the fear of reversal kept us from celebrating too loudly and sharing our news with anyone outside our inner circle. But this time, we have an estimated due date - an actual date we can anticipate and look forward to, plan for, and plan around. It is so wonderful being able to share this experience with others. I love answering all the questions and inquiries we are receiving - it makes it so real!

5 comments:

The Warren Family said...

Great idea with the referral tracker...now you know I will be checking your blog all the time to get an update!! (-:

Shannon

Carolyn said...

Hi Laura- congrats on one month down. It is great to have that month behind you. I do not have your e-mail address to respond to the comment you made on our blog. Drop me an e-mail (the address is on our blog)and then we can chat.


Carolyn

supermommy said...

Hi, I am glad I found your blog!Hopefully your wait won't be too long because of the changes with IA!

Jenny
waiting for a daughter for alomost 6months!

Barb said...

Hi there! I just got home from a wonderful weekend at the lake and I received your message. Yes, we are soo happy - but you are right - we were so surprised to be referred a girl. I fully expected it to be a boy and give the recent referrals, a young boy. I really had to shale my head this weekend and get infant off the brain and toddler on the brain. Oddly enough, it doesn't matter at all...we are thrilled and I am going to do my best with her hair??!!
Barb

Sharla said...

It has been so great to see that the referrals have been coming in. Glad you have one month of your wait behind you and that it wasn't too bad.